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Image:Interkosmos.svg|right|130px|The Interkosmos crest. '''Interkosmos''' () was a Soviet Union|Soviet space program, designed to help the Soviet Union's allies with manned and unmanned space missions. The program included the allied east-European nations of the Warsaw Pact, Council for Mutual Economic Assistance|CoMEcon, and other socialist nations like Democratic Republic of Afghanistan|Afghanistan, Cuba, Mongolian People's Republic|Mongolia, and Vietnam. In addition, pro-Soviet Non-Aligned Movement|non-aligned nations such as India and Syria participated, and even France, despite it being a capitalist nation and part-time US/NATO ally. Following the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project, there were talks between NASA and Interkosmos in the 1970s about a "Shuttle-Salyut" program to fly Space Shuttle missions to a Salyut space station,...
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